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This chapter focuses on human development in circumstances where continuity and coherence are at threat and identity needs to be reworked. One of the most striking things in the interviews was the continuous discontinuity described by acquired brain injury (ABI) survivors and the apparent lack of connection between different life domains. For individuals with ABI and their close relatives, the experience of continuity is the perception that providers know their personal preferences, that different providers agree on a rehabilitation plan, and that a provider who knows them will care for them in the future. ABI survivors may feel better after staying in a neurological ward for a few weeks, as the security and stable relationships there help to provide a sense of well-being. Mette was being discharged later that day after only two weeks at the rehabilitation center, because she had experienced no physical aftereffects from ABI.